The fact is that not a single, credible animal welfare, veterinary medical or human health organization supports breed bans or other breed-specific measures as a means of dog bite prevention.
Not a single, credible source supports BSL - not the CDC, not the AVMA, not the AKC or the ASPCA.
Groups That Support Breed Specific Legislation
Three notable exceptions to those that oppose breed specific laws and measures are all from groups that market themselves as 'animal protection" organizations. We wish we could say otherwise:
- The Humane Society Of The United States - a letter which surfaced showing they in fact supported breed-specific mandatory spay neuter in Louisville, KY. It should be noted that HSUS supported BSL to facilitate an anti-breeding agenda, not as a means of dog bite prevention. HSUS LETTER Download Louisvillemulti-topicfinalletter.doc
- PETA has not been shy about supporting breed specific legislation - Read about PETA Founder Ingrid Newkirk's article in the San Francisco Chronicle: Pitbulls Are A Deadly Weapon
- Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is supporting measures that would import the world's worst breed specific measures from Germany to the U.S.: READ BEST FRIENDS BREED SPECIFIC PLAN HERE: Download BestFriends.pdf